Become a Reading Mentor

Lead to Read KC offers the easiest, most meaningful volunteer experience in Kansas City. As a reading mentor, you donate your lunch hour — no weekends or evenings! It’s just you and your student, reading and connecting. Join Kansas City’s largest literacy volunteer corps.

Volunteer sessions:

  • Take place once a week
  • Last 30 minutes during the lunch hour on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Are held in a classroom at a partnering school

Volunteer Application

Ready to become a reading mentor?

  • Review our partner schools in list view:
  • Sign up online.
  • Watch for an email from Lead to Read KC with information about next steps, including required background check.
  • Complete an online training session in 15 minutes or less.
  • Get paired with a student at a school near your home or office.
  • Questions with the application process?  Contact us.
  • Check out these awesome Reader Resources.